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shayan288 November 9, 2008 08:33 PM

the Nvidia geforce 8800 gtx
Hey guys,
I am wondering about the value and stats of the nvidia geforce 8800 gtx.
Is it a "good" video card? What is it better than, and what is it worse than. Is it better than a ATI 4870 or worse? Please respond and give me input.
Thanks. Cheers.

oksir November 9, 2008 08:34 PM

worst then 4870...
maybe onpar with 8800GT and 4850

shayan288 November 9, 2008 08:36 PM

is it actually worse than the 4970?
but the nhow come it costs like 100 bucks more than it?

1Tanker November 9, 2008 08:56 PM

It's still a very decent GPU. It isn't as powerful as an HD4870, competes well with HD4850.. and competes well with 8800GTS(512-G92)and at it's best can match the GTX260-192(in a few games/benches). The 768MB of GRAM helps @ ultra-high res. w/eye-candy. It's a pig in power-consumption..and although it and a 9800GTX battle it out.. the 9800 is more energy efficient and cooler-running. The 8800GTX will generally beat a 8800/9800GT. I would only consider one if it was ultra-cheap(well <$200). I have an 9800GTX+ which, if bought cheap(i pd. $180CDN..3 months ago :biggrin: ) is the better value. /blabbering :whistle:

Edit: It's more expensive than 4870, as it's "old tech".

shayan288 November 9, 2008 09:42 PM

oh, well i have a 8800gtx and im trying to compare it with other vid cards and im wondering if it is good. :)

kirk_d November 9, 2008 09:43 PM

A 8800GTX is faster than a 8800 gt, unless you overclock the 8800gt(G92), then they're almost the same:biggrin:

Edit: A 8800GTX will probably last you another year, no probs

shayan288 November 10, 2008 07:33 PM

how much better is it than a 8600 gt? or is it worse?

1Tanker November 10, 2008 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by shayan288 (Post 110721)
how much better is it than a 8600 gt? or is it worse?

:haha: It'll absolutely slaughter an 8600GT.

Sniper November 10, 2008 07:43 PM

Good all around card really. I don't notice much if any difference from my 8800GT's I had but just waiting to get another GTX so I can SLI them on water & see what they'll OC to.

rjbarker November 10, 2008 07:45 PM

The 8800GTX is a screamer Card for old technology...as far as being on par with any other 8 Series or 9 Series, absolute crap...the only Card that was faster was the Ultra. As said, even the new 9 Series Cards weren't as fast, why do you think we all held onto that 8800 GTX for so long...didn't make sense at all to "downgrade" to a 9 Series.
check out the Bandwidth of a 8800GTX compared to any 9 Series Card...it is faster by far!! Perhaps not as economical, but in raw speed, faster! It was only with the introduction of the GTX 2 Seires did the 8800 GTX finally run up against a faster GPU (put out nby Nvidia)...
The old 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra are still damn fast Cards and I would take either of those over ANY 9 Series Card any day!

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